I'm outside the Pittsburgh city limits, but I've met 50 or more chickens and their people who who live within Pittsburgh limits who could be impacted by a pending ordinance which outright bans[/b] people from owning chickens within city limits. The ordinance is designed to ban chicken & bee-keeping. There is a hearing going on at the City Planning building tomorrow. I don't know if the ordinance is being revised or actually voted on by comittee members, but I'm going to try to attend. Does anyone else in the Pittsburgh area know anything about this? What is your take on how likely this ordinance is to become official? Any idea what someone without a prestigious title or connection can do to help stop this law from becoming active? Any ways to be proactive in the suburbs to keep our township from adopting the city's ordinance? (Yes, the neighbors like our eggs). We just started a flock last autumn and our looking forward to our first laying year, so we're excited, but this makes us nervous. Does anyone who has been through this in another city have some advice or calming words, or irritating words, even? We have friends who have travelled over half the country with their hens on vacation, and friends whose life (& table) would seem bland without their gallinaceous gals! We can speak up, but I'm not quite sure how to help halt this now that it's progressed. All input is welcome!